McCain is one of the most famous Canadian brand names in the world and we have two Boards that oversee the company: Holdco (the family holding company) and Opco (the operating company).

Board directors are accountable for ensuring McCain is always working most effectively for its shareholders, employees and for the communities in which we live and work.

While McCain is a privately held company, our Boards have adopted many best practices that are often followed by companies that are accountable to securities regulators and public shareholders. These types of practices ensure that McCain has rigorous oversight of its management and operations, as well as benefitting from the strategic guidance of its directors in assessing growth opportunities and in developing long-range plans.

The Directors

The directors of our operating company Board include McCain family members, McCain executives (including the CEO) and highly experienced independent directors.

  • Allison McCain, Chairman
  • Andrew McCain, Director
  • Mark McCain, Deputy Chairman
  • Scott McCain, Director
  • J-P Bisnaire, Independent Director
  • Jacques Bougie, O.C., Independent Director
  • John Doucet, President & CEO, Day & Ross Transportation Group
  • Janet Plaut Giesselman, Independent Director
  • Dirk Van de Put, President & CEO, McCain Foods Limited
  • Victor Young, O.C., Independent Director

The management team

Alison DeMille
Chief Human Resources Officer

Dirk Van de Put
President & CEO, McCain Foods Limited

Erwin Pardon
VP Global Leader, Sustainable Competitive Advantage Strategy

Fred Schaeffer
Regional President, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa

Han van den Hoek
Chief Agricultural Officer

Jean Bernou
Regional President, Continental Europe

Jeff DeLapp
Regional President, North America

John Doucet
President & CEO, The Day & Ross Transportation Group

Louis Wolthers
Regional President Australia, New Zealand and South Africa

Max Koeune
Chief Financial Officer

Nick Vermont
President, Great Britain & Ireland

Paolo Picchi
Regional President, Latin America

David Stewart
Chief Research & Development Officer

While our Boards oversee the company, it is our global management team who ensure our business strategy is continuously being pushed forwards. Our management team inspire results by acting in accordance with our values, living and breathing the business.

They develop a clear vision and strategy for success, drive results, champion change and develop people at all levels of the organisation to live up to their fullest potential as individual contributors and future leaders. Our people have been and will continue to be our greatest strength.